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Amazing bastard (colloquial), n: a bloke who does stuff that other bastards wouldn't try in a month of Sundays. We've all met them, or at least read about them - men who drive faster, climb higher, build and invent and triumph over impossible odds. Journalist Lawrence Money has assembled a collection of Amazing Aussie Bastards who truly stand out from the crowd. Immune to critics and disbelievers, undaunted by illness or financial setback, they have done what writer Somerset Maugham so admired - 'moulded life to their own liking'. From Prince Leonard of Hutt, the former WA farmer who created Australia's only independent state, to bullet-proof polar explorer Tim Jarvis and gallant Aboriginal warrior William Cooper, this is a book that celebrates stellar Aussie male achievement. What's their secret, these Amazing Bastards? What makes them tick? Can we be like them? The answer lies within these pages.
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Interviewees (please paste in contents):Peter JansonPrince Leonard of HuttAlan JonesBob KatterJohn HoernerTim JarvisRonnie BurnsColin LovittDavid HelfgottPeter Russell-ClarkeTim CostelloCarl BarronGerry HarveyNeil JenmanShannon BennettBob McMahonAlan HopgoodWolf BlassJonathan WelchStephen MayneIan KiernanDenniss Lillee (TBC)

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Lawrence Money is one of the longest-serving columnists in Australia, starting in 1979 with The Melbourne Herald's 'In Black And White' column and going on to write the Daily Tattler, The Sunday Age 'Spy' column and the Diary in the daily Age. He has twice won the Melbourne Press Club's Quill award as Victoria's best columnist. Lawrence has been on the professional speaking circuit, a regular on ABC radio, has written five books, invented the top-selling board game 'Holiday', and writes a monthly column in the RACV magazine, Royalauto.

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